A Practical Approach to Cultural Insight

Haskins, Casey
September 2010
Military Review;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p79
The article presents a model for cultural understanding to be used by the U.S. Armed Forces to prevent cultural misunderstandings in the Iraq and Afghan wars. The model, which emphasizes the interconnected relationships of economic, political, and social systems of societies, is outlined and several recommendations on questions that should be asked regarding the culture's group identity, decision making process, and social norms are provided.


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